Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's A Marshmallow (Minty) World

Isn't this a great song? Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are just so fabulous and fun. Definitely, one of my Christmas time favorites. And this year, it inspired DIY gifts for my friends...

Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum.... I give you: It's A Marshmallow (Minty) World Ice Cream! Complete with magic glitter spoons that transform every bite into Holiday Cheer.

Basically, I just bought some little spoons, covered the ends in glue, glittered them with Martha's super fine glitter in a marshmallowy minty green and sealed them with two coats of clear glue/decoupage. Not sure if the glitter magic will last, but that wasn't really the point anyways. In fact, does glitter need to have a point?

For the ice cream I followed the recipe in David Lebovitz The Perfect Scoop for Fresh Mint Ice Cream. Though it called for fresh mint and I did use it...

I added some mint extract for more flavor and a pinch of green food coloring to match the light minty glitter on the spoons. 

But here's the kicker: I layered in some marshmallow fluff, also made from a recipe found in The Perfect scoop, to lighten and liven it up! Plus, I included a little surprise once you lift the lid.

The final product was just what I was hoping for. Not only did the the ice cream's ingredients literally incorporate the words of Frank and Dean, the texture and the lightness of mint flavor was also divinely marshmallowy. 

All that's left to do is wrap it up with some ribbon and deliver it to friends.

"It's a yum yummy world baby sweethearts." So eat up!


  1. sounds yummy! Wish you were here and could Send some my way!!

  2. Wow Alex! I'm impressed ~ that's so awesome & looks delicious!! I love the little marshmallow man when you open the lid :) Great job!

    Merry Christmas!